OxTALENT 2017: winners’ roll call

The sixteenth annual OxTALENT awards ceremony was held at the Oxford Martin School on Wednesday 14th June. In total, 87 entries had been received (a record!), and their quality was reflected in the number of awards made: 23 across the seven categories. This year the … Continue reading

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Announcing the speakers at the OxTALENT awards ceremony 2017

The OxTALENT awards ceremony showcases our winners’ creative use of technology for teaching, learning, outreach and public engagement, celebrating the impact of their work and the inspiration it has provided to others. This year’s ceremony will take place on the afternoon … Continue reading

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Impact and creativity in your writing

“Do nothing for five minutes!” Isn’t that a brave opening to a lesson? This was trainer, Dannie-Lu Carr, at the start of Writing for impact and creativity, a Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) course which I attended last month. I have … Continue reading

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Video makes the research star (and so does WordPress): courses from the IT Learning Centre

Your research needs to reach as wide an audience as possible. Yes, you can create a website or a WordPress blog,* but have you also considered video? Our Video: Producing a mini documentary workshop immerses you in the documentary making process. You … Continue reading

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Crowdfunding: Lest We Forget

This summer, Oxford University is launching ‘Lest We Forget’, a new community-based initiative to preserve materials held by the public dating from the First World War. Lest We Forget builds on the success of Academic IT’s The Great War Archive … Continue reading

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Don’t waste time on social media

Loughborough University’s multi-award-winning digital comms team led a workshop Purposeful Social Media for Education and Skills Communicators on 17th May. Here Alun Edwards, service delivery manager for Public Engagement and Outreach, reports back from this event run by the CIPR Education … Continue reading

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#oxtalent2017: a record year for entries

Entries for this year’s OxTALENT competition closed last Friday night, and we’re delighted to announce a record haul of 87: 10 more than last year’s record! Once again, the research posters category attracted the greatest number of entries, but we … Continue reading

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Seminar: Developing digital literacy by mapping controversies: Revealing echo chambers and the machinery of the internet

Academic IT has links with the  Learning and New Technologies Research Group in the Department of Education. The group organises a programme of research seminars with invited speakers; the next one is on Tuesday 9th May: Developing digital literacy by … Continue reading

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make: an impact in Trinity Term

Each year we run a series of lunch time talks under the banner of make: which showcases the creative use of technology and digital resources in teaching, learning and outreach around the University. In past years we have included talks … Continue reading

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Taking control of media interviews and your online presence: upcoming courses

Engaging with the public is core to main of the University’s activities, informing research, enhancing teaching and learning, and increasing our impact on society. For example, we may inform and inspire the public about our research, consult with the public … Continue reading

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